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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu or
Christine Dardet, APR
954-753-5038, chris@dardetpr.com

Third Annual Keep Memories Alive Walk to Benefit the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center

BOCA RATON, FL (October 6, 2008) – The Caring Hearts Auxiliary of Florida Atlantic University's Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center will present its third annual Keep Memories Alive walk to benefit the Center. The walk will be held in the Town Center at Boca Raton on Sunday, November 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.

             Teams and individuals of all ages will raise funds and participate wearing traditional walking attire while experiencing a unique black-tie-themed event. This fun, family-oriented, air-conditioned walk is planned thanks to the support of generous sponsors, including “Gold” level sponsorship: Boca Raton Resort and Club, Richard and Debra Gonzalez, Legal Sea Foods, and Norman Merollis; “Silver” level sponsorship: Lindstrom Air Conditioning, Inc., the E.M. Lynn Foundation, and Elaine J. Wold (Silver); and “Bronze” level sponsorship: The Atrium, AllVitaminsPlus.com, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Century Health Services, Louis and Anne Green, Harbour's Edge, Karen and Jim Hoffheimer, Minette Hoffheimer and Theodore L. Schwartz, The Phyllis and Robert Levinson Foundation, Inc., Northern Trust, Holli Rockwell, Stratford Court at Boca Pointe, Sugar Plum Fairy, Pat Thomas, and Town Center at Boca Raton.

             The Memory and Wellness Center, located on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The center averages 12,000 visits per year.

             “The Memory and Wellness Center is truly a gift to our community, starting with the comprehensive memory evaluation that often helps diagnose a memory disorder and begin a treatment plan with a patient's physicians,” said Karen Hoffheimer, Caring Hearts president. Hoffheimer is co-chairing the walk with board member Deborah Lindstrom and auxiliary member Morgan Green. “The Day Center provides such a special and secure place for families to bring spouses or parents who are experiencing memory loss, and the caregiver support programs have such a positive impact on life at home.”

             Participants who raise a minimum of $25 receive a Keep Memories Alive black tie T-shirt. For more information or to register for the walk, call 561-297-4066.

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